Friday, March 11, 2011

Orion to launch new YA Imprint (Indigo)

Great news in today's Bookseller. I'd heard that Harlan Coben was writing a YA book series and the first entry is to be one of the books published under Orion's new YA imprint, Indigo:

Orion Children's Books is launching a new Young Adult imprint, with Harlan Coben's first foray into YA fiction among the "starry authors" geared up for release.

Indigo will publish four titles a month, beginning in September this year. Fiona Kennedy will be publisher of the imprint, working with commissioning editors Amber Caravéo, also of Orion Children's Books, and Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz.

The first titles will be Kate Harrison's Soul Beach, Cinda Williams Chima's The Warrior Heir and Mia James' Darkness Falls, all coming on 1st September. Harlan Coben's Shelter, featuring Mickey Bolitar, nephew of his adult fiction hero Myron Bolitar, will follow on 15th September. Orion Publishing Group trade m.d. Lisa Milton said: "As a father of four, Harlan has always wanted to bring his style of breakneck twists to a younger audience."

Other authors lined up for the imprint include Holly Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Sara Grant and Cliff McNish.

Kennedy said: "Indigo will publish teen fiction with style and poise, as the clutch of starry authors on the list shows. It will give our teen titles an identity and status as a whole, and each book more profile individually.

Read the whole article here.